Adventures in Space and Time (W101)

It’s officially Day Two of my month of Writing 101, and today’s prompt is an interesting one: June 3, 2014 –If you could zoom through space in the speed of light, what place would you go to right now? That’s quite a broad and vague prompt. How far can I interpret this? Well, if I […]

Writing Opportunity for Trans Folk

In the last few days I’ve become aware of an open call for trans writers to submit work for an anthology. The anthology is currently called Trans_: An Anthology of Trans People & the Internet, and it’s stated intent is to offer perspectives on trans people and the Internet. They seem to be pretty open […]

Can’t Say No To NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is coming up again. For those of you not familiar, here’s the websIte. Basically, it is a month-long event where we writers flog ourselves daily for our failures as authors and generally bemoan our very existence. A few of us also write novels. I participated in NaNoWriMo for three years or so back around […]

Ali Becomes a Little More Real

I am now an occasional contributor to the Skeptoid blog. I, as in me, as in Ali Edwards. Not Him. Me! This isn’t as out of the blue as it seems. He had a connection to the Skeptoid blog before; but that connection petered out this year as I’ve been struggling with everything else. So […]

Haiku Haijinks

R over at Randa Lane — Same Sex, New Clothes has been blogging up a storm lately, producing an eight part series on writing haikus. Now that R has published an index of the series, it’s time to go over there and get yourself schooled in this neat little poetic form. In keeping with the theme, […]

The Trans Lady of Shalott

There’s been a poem much on my mind recently: “The Lady of Shalott” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. If you’re not familiar with the poem, you should be! But get comfy, because it’s not a short one. Here’s a link to the full text of the poem, and here’s a link to a wonderful musical rendition […]

I Want To Run

I don’t write poetry. I teach poetry, I study poetry, I sometimes read poetry for pleasure, but I just don’t write it. I’m a prose writer; poetry is the opposite of prose. But sometimes it comes out of me. Randa Lane has been sharing poetry with me lately, and it’s got me thinking about poetry, […]